Health

Tue 21 Jan 2020

The foundation making equality for people with disabilities

premium_icon The foundation making equality for people with disabilities

Central Queenslanders Gavin Perry and Michael Segwick hope to reduce stigma around disabilities so people can get on with enjoying their lives.

Surrogate mum dies giving birth

Surrogate mum dies giving birth

A mother-of-two has been hailed a “hero” after she tragically died giving birth to a baby she had carried to help another couple.

10-year-old saves dad’s life with one phone call

premium_icon 10-year-old saves dad’s life with one phone call

Jaiden Grant is being hailed a hero by first responders after helping save his dad’s life – but the 10-year-old is not too sure what the fuss is all about.

‘Horrible’ reason teen couldn’t sleep

‘Horrible’ reason teen couldn’t sleep

Rachael Norton was kept awake at night for months. Then the Canberra teen stumbled across an Instagram post that ended her “misery”.

Epiphany that inspired an incredible transformation

premium_icon Epiphany that inspired an incredible transformation

ALAN Turner’s epiphany came on an inflatable jungle gym.

Do you live in Australia's unhealthiest suburb?

premium_icon Do you live in Australia's unhealthiest suburb?

These are the top suburbs across the country that have the worst record for obesity, smoking, diabetes and asthma. Find out how your neighbourhood compares.

Mon 20 Jan 2020

Homeless man fined thousands over toilet

premium_icon Homeless man fined thousands over toilet

An ill homeless man’s battle over toilet block access has escalated after he was issued a fourth fine - now he says he's looking to move. 

One in five stonemasons diagnosed with silicosis

premium_icon One in five stonemasons diagnosed with silicosis

Authorities have been scrambling to understand the scale of Australia’s worst industrial health crisis and new figures reveal just how bad it is in Queensland.

Smiles all around for inclusive nippers family

premium_icon Smiles all around for inclusive nippers family

Cody Chamings could stay in the water for hours if it wasn’t for his mum reminding him it’s home time.

Sun 19 Jan 2020

Dad’s heartache: ‘I just want my little boy back’

premium_icon Dad’s heartache: ‘I just want my little boy back’

The father of a baby fighting for life after being found in a hot car has revealed his devastation, saying he “doesn’t understand” how it happened.

Man injured in Clermont workplace incident

premium_icon Man injured in Clermont workplace incident

Paramedics were called to a business after reports a man was injured by a falling piece of machinery

‘She’s a gift’: Footy star’s touching bond with miracle girl

premium_icon ‘She’s a gift’: Footy star’s touching bond with miracle girl

The Sunshine Coast girl has defied the odds of her diagnosis, and drawn the attention of famous company in the process.

Sat 18 Jan 2020

50kg weight loss behind million-dollar idea

50kg weight loss behind million-dollar idea

Jade Spooner and Amal Wakim not only shed a combined 50kg, but their incredible transformations sparked a multimillion-dollar fitness empire.

Cause of 18 Amish child deaths revealed

Cause of 18 Amish child deaths revealed

For 15 years, no-one knew why child after child from two families of the reclusive Christian religion kept dying — until now.

High-dosage MDMA pills ‘life-threatening’

premium_icon High-dosage MDMA pills ‘life-threatening’

Party drugs with double the dosage of MDMA have hit the streets leading NSW Health to warn they could be deadly.

‘S**t happens’: a father’s grief explained after loss of son

premium_icon ‘S**t happens’: a father’s grief explained after loss of son

What would Jack Fleming have made of the toast raised to him at his five-year high-school reunion in North Hobart last November?

The disease set to become Australia’s biggest killer

premium_icon The disease set to become Australia’s biggest killer

Australia’s number-one killer is set to be dethroned by the rising rates of dementia, which threatens to affect everyone in the country. See how to get help.

Two extra mine inspectors after eighth death

premium_icon Two extra mine inspectors after eighth death

The Queensland Goverment is boosting mine safety with its fresh recruits.

Fri 17 Jan 2020

Mysterious new Chinese virus spreads

Mysterious new Chinese virus spreads

Health authorities in Japan have confirmed the country’s first case of a new SARS-like virus that originated in China and has killed two people.

Snapshot of Australia's water supply

Snapshot of Australia's water supply

Amid a summer of bushfires higher temperatures, here's a look at the current state of play for water supplies across Australia.

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